The new top-of-the-line G-Shock MRG-G2000 was first revealed with the MRG-G2000HT-1A Baselworld 2017 Limited Edition and now Casio has also announced the MRG-G2000CB which will be the first regular release of G-Shock’s most premium series. The dark and simple look of the MRG-G2000CB is inspired by the Kuro-Zonae, or Black Guard, a unit of samurai warriors known for wearing dark armor. The bezel is made of Cobarion, a new cobalt chrome alloy manufactured exclusively by Eiwa Co., Ltd. It is up to three times harder than stainless steel and is polished to a mirror finish, producing an elegant jewelry-like shine. A diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating is also applied to the case and band.
The all-new feature of the MRG-G2000 is the 3-Way Connected Engine that allows the watch to automatically adjust the time through radio-wave reception (Multi-Band 6), GPS time signal reception, or internet time servers via a Bluetooth-connected smartphone. The Bluetooth connectivity also allows the user to use the smartphone app to set the world time and see detailed battery information.
The MRG-G2000 is powered by the Tough Solar system. After a full charge the watch can go for about 23 months with the power-saving function on. Like all G-Shock watches it is fully shock-resistant and water-resistant to 200 meters. Other features include
ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance, 39-city world time with UTC and auto DST switching, 1/1 second stopwatch (24 minutes), countdown timer (24 hours), 1 daily alarm, and LED light. The MRG-G2000CB measures 54.7 x 49.8 x 16.9 mm and weighs about 152 grams.
A release date and price have not been announced yet. It is possibly a September 2017 release like the MRG-G2000HT-1A.